NOVICE A V Retriever trial was held near Nantwich ,7th Oct 2019
The weather forecast was not good; but we moved off as it stopped raining and had a dry cloudy day with a stiff head wind on the field of roots and maize. T
he partridge had dried out and flew just when we needed them and the team of guns Kevin, Nick, Phil and Mike shot admirably so that all dogs had retrieves.
After the second round 5 dogs had been put out but an elusive couple of retrieves at the end of the trial resulted in two yellow labs left standing.
Thanks to judges Keith Bellamy, Mark Bettinson, Leigh Jackson and Dave Kirkby who gave all the dogs a fair chance to prove themselves.
1st Shannon Wellum with Gunnasound Sanday
2nd James Barnes who ably handled Vanessa Kings Tempurong Fern’s Red Rose.
Guns Choice winning the lovely goblet awarded by our President went to Peter Thompson’s Eiderbay Piper of Diesel Brook.
Thanks to our host and his team who put on a great day, as always and to Lisa Beeston, Gill Awty and Wendy Manning without whom we could not manage.
Jane Holmes ran the raffle which raised £54 for Dog A.I.D charity.